football.london takes a look at the the talking points to arise for Chelsea’s draw with Fulham.
An impressive backline
While there has been plenty to criticise about Chelsea in the past six months, as the season goes on it is harder to ignore their defensive record. The Blues have conceded just 21 goals in as many Premier League matches and only the divisions top three sides in Arsenal, Manchester City and Newcastle have conceded fewer.
Often that has required spectacular individual performances, Kepa Arrizabalaga‘s form earlier in the season is testament to that, while it’s not been uncommon for the west London side to look exposed or vulnerable. However, that is beginning to change.
Thiago Silva remains a goliath at the back, setting the standard and demanding more from his teammates in and out of possession of the ball. The Brazilian did not always look content with the positions his teammates were taking up as he brought the ball forward and was sure to direct Enzo Fernandez and Benoit Badiashile know as the trio dominated Chelsea’s possession.